" I love this quote by Roger Hornsby under the dedications: "People ask me what I do in winter when there's no baseball. I'll tell you what I do. I stare out the window and wait for spring." " Kelly said.
" It was very good, but i figured out the book after reading the first few pages. I guessed the villian and what happens@ Good boook@ " Jastin said.
" I like how the characters are smart and really curious, just like me! " Egan Smith said.
" Its a "Out of the park" mystery " Mitran Kumar said.
" I really love this series!Author, David Kelly does an excellent job of tying a mystery to the Houston Astros and to an astronaut assigned to NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston. The tidbits about Houston's ballpark were equally fascinating, especially the pieces relating to the architecture / design of the space. " Amy said.
" Commander Rice, former astronaut, is supposed to be throwing out the first pitch of the baseball game. But when he doesn't show up, Mike and Kate run to investigate. They find Commander Rice tied up in a closet and his brief missing. His brief case that contained an Apollo Moon Rock worth thousands of dollars. The cousins are on the case again! " Diane said.
" I really enjoyed this kids book and even more importantly my kids loved it!This is an exciting kids "who done it" mystery story and while there is a baseball theme it's not so strong as to turn off the non-baseball fans. The story flows nicely and the characters are fun. The illustrations are good as well.I recommend this book to any young reader. I must now go out and buy book #2 "The Pinstripe Ghost" GO YANKEES! " Ryan said.
"Mike Walsh and his cousin Kate Hopkins are back in book 4 of THE BALLPARK MYSTERIES, THE ASTRO OUTLAW. I'm a huge fan of this series because it incorporates sports, crime-solving, and facts young readers will eat up.
In THE ASTRO OUTLAW, it's spring break and Mike and Kate are in Houston, Texas. Not only do they get a VIP tour of NASA's Johnson Space Center, but they're also headed for an Astros' game. Commander Rice, an astronaut who gives them a tour of the Space Center will also be at the game with a real moon rock on display. However, when it comes time for him to step on the field, he's missing. That's when Mike and Kate step in to figure out what happened.
Just like the other books in this series, young crime-solvers will eat up this mystery and enjoy solving the crime. Not only that, but they'll learn some history--for example, did you know Union Station was Houston's biggest train station and now it's the main entrance to the Astro's ballpark? Dugout Notes in the back also provide some fun facts and again, the illustrations by Mark Meyers bring the story to life. Seems as though Kelly has hit it out of the park yet again!" Lori Calabrese said.